School Food Audit

In this module, students explore and analyze ways to improve school food systems. Students are put to the test when gathering and compiling data and have to present findings to the class and get their audit evaluated by peers and teachers. Students then practice their communication skills by presenting their data in interesting, relevant, and visually appealing ways.

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources4 x lesson plans
1 x presentation
2 x teachers notes
Learner resources5 x worksheets
8 x supporting resources
Projects – experiments1 x audit

Module key questions

  • How does our school compare to other schools around the world in terms of the healthfulness of the food served to students and staff?
  • Do our school’s policies consider the environmental impact of the food purchased for the cafeteria, such as the amount of packaging used and whether the food was grown using sustainable methods?
  • How much of the food served in our school is grown locally?
  • How knowledgeable are members of our school community about the connections between academic performance and eating nutritious food?
  • What can we do collectively to reduce food waste on campus?
  • Can students conducting a food eco-audit truly help improve the school?
  • What key strategies can we use to implement our food-policy suggestions on campus?
  • How does an eco-audit create opportunities for leadership and citizenship?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 10-11 | 15-17 years
Term 2
CAPS subjectLife Orientation (most applicable)
Subject strand
Social and Environmental Responsibility
Sub-topicsEnvironmental issues that cause ill-health: Assessing our food and where it comes from

This Module includes:

  • Aligned content: This content is aligned with: Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). A key aspect of these modules is their flexibility and customisation across curricula, such as Cambridge and Steiner/Waldorf Education.
  • A range of teaching strategies, skills, and knowledge: The flow of the module has been structured using Project-Based Learning and Design Thinking frameworks. A variety of pedagogical approaches are present between and within each lesson. Learners are challenged theoretically and practically through project and problem-based inquiry of real-world issues.
  • Sustainable Development Goals: Each lesson is aligned to an appropriate United Nation Sustainable Development Goal(s).
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Module Includes

  • 4 Lessons

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